Questions on manipulating complicated expressions and making them look simpler using Simplify, FullSimplify and Reduce.

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Problems using hand-made transformation functions

I experience difficulties when using custom transformation rules. Below I give two concrete problems. I am interested in fixing each of them and in understanding what is wrong with my attitude to the ...
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How to simplify or improve my code (or how to Flatten inside the matrix)?

I believe that it may be simplified, but I have no ideas anymore.. I need to flatten inside each element of array. F.ex. {{1}, 128552, 6, 1} ---> {1, 128552, 6, 1} Input data (Z - requests, t - ...
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Impose an specific Trigonometric expansion with TrigExpand

Is there a way to impose in mathematica an specific trigonometric expansion with TrigExpand? I have various double-angle expressions for cosine and sine in my ...
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How to make Mathematica Simplify?

Let us define r1 = 1;r2 = 2; and ...
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How can I separate two parts of power of Exponential functions?

How can I separate two parts of power of exponential functions in Mathematica? I have an expression similar to this one: a*b*Exp[u+v]+c*Exp[u] I want to set ...
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Mathematica won't simplify the expression with obvious common factor of a fraction

I have an expression obtain from an integral, which is: Integrate[ϵ^2/Sqrt[(ϵ - u)^2 + Δ^2], ϵ] // FullSimplify The denominator and numerator of the result have ...
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Factor a Vector

Does there exist a function in Mathematica that simply takes out a common factor from a vector/list of expressions? This seems like such a simple operation that I am surprised that I could not find it ...
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Decompose Expression into Segments

Say I have an expression test = 3 x1^2 - 2 x3^-3 and I would like to decompose the expression into {3 x1^2, -(2/x3^3)}, I can do ...
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Resolve a conditional expression including exists and forall

I don't know the Resolve function exactly, especially when involved with Exists and ForAll, ...
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Collecting terms in an expression [duplicate]

I have an expression: ...
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Why does Simplify[b-a] give -a+b and not b-a?

Simplify[b - a] results in -a + b. I prefer b - a, which is a bit simpler (3 symbols instead ...
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Simplifying complex expressions

I'm trying to work with complexes and I want Mathematica to know that all variables are real unless I explicitly assigned the variable with an I so I wrote: ...
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Simplify rearranges equations?

I've been using Simplify/FullSimplify to simplify some nasty equations, and by and large it does well but sometimes it rearranges equations in an unhelpful way. ...
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Getting error FullSimplify::infd: … simplified to ComplexInfinity

I tried to run the following code: ...
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Equation Simplification in Mathematica

I wonder if the following equation could be further simplified by Mathematica. There are $22$ Integrals involved and many of them are in the range $y_l$ and $y_u$. I would guess that at least those ...
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Simplify using functional equations

Is it possible to simplify assuming a functional equation, for examlpe to use that one function, g, is the invers of another, f. Simplify[g[f[x]], g[f[x_]] == x] ...
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Prevent FullSimplify from converting trigonometric expressions to exponential

There's an option for FullSimplify, which is Trig, and with it I could prevent a trigonometric identities from being used. I'm ...
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Transform an expression to remove the singularity

I have the expression Sin[c x]/c. Clearly it is undefined at $c=0$, but that is merely a removable singularity, since $$\frac{\sin(cx)}c=x\frac{\sin(cx)}{cx}= ...
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Behaviour of Simplify when used with ArcTan and ComplexExpand along with assumptions

I am trying to simplify the slope of vectors with symbolic coordinates {x,y} using ArcTan[x,y] I am working with real X and Y I tried the following : ...
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Simplify equations with pattern assumptions

When simplifying an expression using Simplify[expr, assumptions], the assumptions has to be explicit. Is it possible to simplify an expression with pattern ...
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Mathematica rule to express exponentials as multiplication

I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but it is a very simple question and I would imagine it shouldn't be terribly hard for someone that knows to answer. I'm essentially trying to tell ...
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Preventing numeric constants from being pulled out of square roots

If I input Sqrt[2 g], Mathematica automatically pulls out the 2 and returns Sqrt[2] Sqrt[g]. ...
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How to get rid of all complex numbers and functions?

For almost esthetical reasons, I always have been fascinated by infinite sums of series and I always wonder if theyhave a closed form. A couple of days ago, I found on MSE a question related to the ...
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Use Simplify option Trig->False when 3rd argument to Collect is Simplify

I would like to simplify the following expression AAA (4 Sin[x]^2 Cos[x]^2) + AAA 4 Sin[x] Cos[x] + AAA with the ...
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Can I tell Simplify to prefer nested polynomials?

I need to export expressions for numerical evaluations in a C codebase. Simplify often does a good job for this, and polynomial factorisation goes a long way. However, occasionally I would come ...
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Recognizing a generalized function as zero

Consider the following expression: HeavisideTheta[x]HeavisideTheta[-x] Mathematica will not simplify it further. But $\Theta(x)\Theta(-x)$ is zero if considered ...
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Simplification of integrals depending on a parameter [duplicate]

Assuming[Element[n, Integers], Integrate[Sin[x]*Sin[n*x],{x,0,Pi}]] returns 0, which is obviously wrong for n=1. ...
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How do I prevent exponents from being expanded when displaying text

I have a power of 2 in a list, and I want it to show as $2^{31}$ (2 with exponent 31), not 2147483648. I've tried this: ...
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Latest Mathematica 9.0 can't use Format.m to generate optimized Fortran code [closed]

Before updating to Mathematica 9.0, I have successfully generated beautiful Fortran code using Mark Sofroniou's Format.m package, which is posted on MathSource. ...
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Running out of variables

I am running symbolic calculations with Mathematica. Simplification of algebraic expressions is an important part of them as very often final results can be simplified considerably. Typically my ...
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Why Refine does not simplify Cos[2*Pi*FractionalPart[1/2*(i + j + k)]] to $(-1)^{i+j+k}$?

I am obtaining in Mathematica: Cos[2*Pi*FractionalPart[1/2*(i + j + k)]] We know that for $i, j, k$ being positive integers this expression after simplification ...
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Exploiting a relation among constants

Say I have two arbitrary real constants $p,q$ that satisfy $p^2+q^2=1$. Is there any way to easily declare this relation in Mathematica? Edit More specifically I have this (among others) expression: ...
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Binomial sum identities

How do you persuade Mathematica to give simple identities involving binomial sums. For example Sum[Binomial[a,i]*Binomial[b,i],{i,0,n}] where n is bigger than ...
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Behavior of Reduce with variables as domain

When using Reduce, I accidentally put a set of variables as the domain. To my surprise, it not only seems that Reduce expects ...
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Cancellation of common terms

Can someone explain why the term A in case 2 does not get canceled out when case 1 does? I use "9.0 for Microsoft Windows (64-bit) (January 25, 2013)" ...
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Normalization of eigenvectors

I am trying to normalize the following vector in Mathematica with the Normalize command. $$(-1+2\cot[x]\csc[x]+2\csc[x]^2,\;2^\frac{1}{2} (1+\cos[x])\csc[x],\; ...
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Simplify an expression under certain condition

I have a variable A = g / (1 + g R) Actually, if the quantity (g R) >> 1 it is possible to write A as A ≈ 1/R. How can I do this in Mathematica? I tried with Assumptions, Refine, Simplify, but i can ...
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Simplifying just parts of an expression

I'm having trouble with the simplifications of certain expressions. A typical example of this is the following (all my variables are positive real numbers): ...
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How to find the most compact form of an equation

I would like to know whether there is any general approach to obtain the most compact form of an equation with Mathematica. I used to believe that the ...
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Simplification with assumptions

I'm trying to make Mathematica do some simplifications for me. I have the expression ((1 + s[1]) (-1 + s[2]) )/(-1 + s[1] s[2]) and want to simplify this with ...
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Simplifying using assumptions

Is there a way to simplify the following equation (-p(a-x)((a-b)P(b-x)+Q(b+x)(a-b+2x))+q(a+x)(-(a-b)Q(b+x)+P(b-x)(-a +b+2x)))/((b-x)(-a + x)(a+x)(b+x)) assuming ...
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Why isn't Simplify completely simplifying my expression when it has all the necessary info?

I have a complex variable, and I'm trying to multiply it by its Conjugate[], which should give me a real number. So, I'm currently doing: ...
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Reduce Cannot Solve Complicated Function

As per the answer to this question: SolveAlways rejects inequality, I tried the following commands: ...
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How to convert the expression '{a->a0, b->b0}' to the expression 'a=a0; b=b0'? [duplicate]

How to convert the expression '{a->a0, b->b0}' to the expression 'a=a0; b=b0'? I think this is a common question and do not know if someone has asked it before. Any help or suggestion will be ...
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Decomposing a complex numbers equation into its real and imaginary part

I have an equation such as: a*z^2 + b*(z - c)^2 == d where z is a complex variable and ...
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Memory leak issues

I am working with noncommuting objects and basically I am using Mathematica to sort large expressions by normal ordering and simplifying them. To this end, I first create an object called ...
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How can I simplify $\log(512)$ to $9\log(2)$?

Can you explain me about the result of Integrate. ...
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How to simplify expressions

I read several similar posts but I have not found a solution yet. However, I think that my problem should be quite easy. So here we are. Relations ...
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Gradient from Vectors type

I'm working with Vectors type in Mathematica 9. For this purpose I use the following command: ...
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Alternate method of conjugation using replaceall

Mathematica really struggles to simplify complex conjugates of complicated expressions - even given assumptions for every symbol in the expression being real. Often times I've found that I can ...